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Dyson Medical | 2222 N. Craycroft Rd, Ste#150, Tucson, AZ 85712

Our walk-in hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 10am and 1pm – 2:30pm

(520) 202-3488

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Iron & Vitamim C Food Sources

Iron Food Sources

Very Good Sources:

  • 3 ounces of beef or chicken liver
  • 3 ounces of clams or mollusks
  • 3 ounces of oysters
  • Breakfast cereals enriched with iron
  • One cup of cooked beans
  • One-half cup of tofu
  • 1 ounce of pumpkin, sesame, or squash seeds

Good Sources:

  • 3 ounces of cooked beef
  • 3 ounces of canned sardines, canned In oil
  • 3 ounces of cooked turkey
  • 3 ounces of chicken
  • 3 ounces of halibut, haddock, perch, Salmon, or tuna
  • 3 ounces of ham
  • 3 ounces of veal
  • One-half cup of canned lima beans, red kidney beans, chickpeas, or split peas
  • One cup of dried apricots
  • One medium baked potato
  • One medium stalk of broccoli
  • One cup of cooked enriched egg noodles
  • One-fourth cup of wheat germ
  • 1 ounce of peanuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, roasted almonds, roasted Cashews, or sunflower seeds
  • One-half cup of dried seedless raisins, peaches, or prunes
  • One cup of spinach
  • One medium green pepper
  • One cup of pasta
  • One slice of bread, pumpernickel, or bran muffin
  • One cup of rice

Vitamin C Food Sources

Very Good Sources:

Apricots
Beans, yellow snap
Bell Pepper
Blackberries
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carambola
Cauliflower
Collard Greens
Chili Peppers
Gooseberries
Grapefruit
Guavas
Kiwifruit
Lemon, Lime
Melon, Honeydew
Watermelon
Okra
Onion
Orange
Papaya
Pepper
Pineapple
Potato
Prickly Pear
Pummelo
Radishes
Raspberries
Rutabagas
Spinach
Squash
Strawberries
Sweet Potato
Tangerines
Tomato

Good Sources:

Artichoke
Asparagus
Banana
Blueberries
Carrot
Celery
Cherries (sweet)
Corn
Cucumber
Green Beans
Mango
Nectarines
Peaches
Pear
Plums

If screening shows a hemoglobin level less than 12 mg/dL, include iron rich foods combined with vitamin C rich foods in their diet.
Causes of anemia might include:

• not eating enough iron rich food
• Drinking too much milk food in place of iron rich foods
• Sickle cell disease
• Intestinal parasites
• Severe Illness
• Loss of blood